Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to start planning your beautiful gardens. It is common knowledge that gardening can quickly become expensive. All the little purchases can easily add up, from soil and fertilizer to flowers and trees, the list can seem never-ending.
Gardening on a budget is possible. You do not need to break the bank to create a beautiful garden that will bring joy throughout the year.
SPRING GARDENING ON A BUDGET
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It is a good idea to plan ahead when starting your spring gardening. Write out lists of locations and observe what plants would suit those locations best.
Once you have planned out the needs and requirements for your new gardens, you can purchase some of the tools necessary at a local dollar store. Many bargain shops have a variety of gardening tools from rakes to sprinklers that can be purchased. In fact, some dollar stores will even have things like soil and edging to help keep your gardens inexpensive.
Keep your water bill down this spring by using a rain barrel to capture the rainwater. Using rainwater to keep the soil moist for your plants is an efficient way to save money. Just remember to put a screen on the top of the barrel to ward off pesky mosquitos.
Make it known to friends and family that you are planning on creating a garden. If they have any plants that they are looking to thin, offer to help thin them out if you can keep some of the cutoffs to plant in your garden.
In fact, you can search different sites and online marketplaces for people willing to give portions of their overgrown plants away.
GROW FROM SEEDS
Growing from seeds may take a little longer to add color and greenery to your garden, but seeds are generally cheaper to purchase than plants that have already been growing.
There are many ways to grow a beautiful spring garden on a budget. Just remember to have a plan and make the best out of bargain shops and online market places, and your garden will be beautiful and thriving right along with your wallet.
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